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SENIOR MANAGER, BUSINESS DESIGN: Runs A Design Team At Software Company

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Andy, the Senior Manager of Business Design, directs a design team at a software company. He used to teach college history, and did tech consulting on the side to make extra money, and decided to move into the innovative tech world full-time.

Job Title: Senior Manager of Business Design
Employer: Software Company

Job Summary: General and Operations Managers

Job Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.

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None

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the Institute of Certified Professional Managers.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$45,000 - $145,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
0 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Problem solving skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Leadership ability, People skills, Public speaking ability, Organizational skills

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m='11070'>more</span> <span m='11230'>efficiently,</span> <span m='12520'>be</span> <span m='12730'>able</span> <span m='13050'>to</span> <span m='13340'>provide</span> <span m='14020'>better</span> <span m='14640'>products</span> <span m='15080'>and</span> <span m='15220'>services</span> <span m='16309'>to</span> <span m='16430'>their</span> <span m='16620'>users,</span> <span m='17310'>and</span> <span m='17580'>hopefully</span> <span m='17870'>make the</span> <span m='18190'>company</span> <span m='18535'>more money.</span> </p><p><span m='19155'>My</span> <span m='19430'>typical</span> <span m='19810'>day</span> <span m='20220'>is</span> <span m='20490'>filled</span> <span m='20740'>with</span> <span m='20930'>a</span> <span m='21010'>lot</span> <span m='21220'>of</span> <span m='21280'>meetings.</span> <span m='22330'>I</span> <span m='22530'>have a</span> <span m='22850'>team</span> <span m='23685'>of</span> <span m='24160'>people</span> <span m='24460'>who</span> <span m='24530'>live</span> <span m='25060'>actually</span> <span m='25320'>all</span> <span m='25550'>around</span> <span m='25790'>the</span> <span m='25860'>world,</span> <span m='26630'>so</span> <span m='26690'>a</span> <span m='26730'>lot</span> <span m='26940'>of</span> <span m='27000'>the</span> <span m='27090'>meetings</span> <span m='27480'>I</span> <span m='27580'>do</span> <span m='27990'>are</span> <span m='28260'>on</span> <span m='28630'>webcam</span> <span m='28905'>or</span> <span m='29180'>on phone.</span> <span m='30470'>I</span> <span m='30890'>love</span> <span m='31100'>talking</span> <span m='31500'>to</span> <span m='31640'>people</span> <span m='31990'>so</span> <span m='32150'>I</span> <span m='32270'>actually</span> <span m='32580'>kind</span> <span m='32759'>of</span> <span m='32860'>enjoy</span> <span m='33200'>the</span> <span m='33310'>meetings.</span> <span m='34890'>We</span> <span m='35050'>work</span> <span m='35390'>on</span> <span m='35560'>our</span> <span m='35740'>own</span> <span m='36200'>as</span> <span m='36420'>well,</span> <span m='36910'>but</span> <span m='37210'>we</span> <span m='37360'>find</span> <span m='37570'>that</span> <span m='37640'>we</span> <span m='37750'>get</span> <span m='37890'>a</span> <span m='37960'>lot</span> <span m='38160'>more</span> <span m='38340'>work</span> <span m='38620'>done</span> <span m='39090'>when</span> <span m='39360'>we're</span> <span m='39630'>working</span> <span m='40030'>together</span> <span m='40570'>either</span> <span m='40900'>in</span> <span m='41020'>meetings</span> <span m='41490'>over</span> <span m='41680'>the</span> <span m='41770'>web</span> <span m='42230'>or</span> <span m='42680'>sitting</span> <span m='43060'>together</span> <span m='43530'>in person.</span> </p><p><span m='44360'>How</span> <span m='44590'>I</span> <span m='44680'>got</span> <span m='44910'>to</span> <span m='45010'>doing</span> <span m='45430'>this</span> <span m='46270'>job</span> <span 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m='90100'>job</span> <span m='90550'>you</span> <span m='90650'>can</span> <span m='90820'>get</span> <span m='91090'>an</span> <span m='91220'>internship</span> <span m='91920'>or a</span> <span m='92070'>low</span> <span m='92260'>level</span> <span m='92580'>job</span> <span m='92900'>at a</span> <span m='93030'>tech</span> <span m='93250'>company.</span> <span m='94120'>Meet</span> <span m='94350'>as</span> <span m='94490'>many</span> <span m='94720'>people</span> <span m='95080'>as</span> <span m='95180'>you</span> <span m='95310'>can.</span> <span m='96130'>Learn</span> <span m='96380'>what</span> <span m='96570'>they</span> <span m='96740'>do</span> <span m='97100'>and</span> <span m='97230'>eventually</span> <span m='97640'>you'll</span> <span m='97810'>probably</span> <span m='98020'>figure</span> <span m='98280'>out</span> <span m='98390'>what</span> <span m='98520'>you</span> <span m='98640'>like to do.</span> </p><p><span m='99490'>The</span> <span m='99580'>great</span> 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